Melissa Leach - Publications#


Citations 19783 8196

h-index 65 44
i10-index 159 111

Recent publications:


Leach, M. (ed), 2015, Gender Equality and Sustainable Development. London: Routledge.

Leach, M. and I. Scoones (eds), 2015, Carbon Conflicts and Forest Landscapes in Africa. London: Routledge.

Scoones, I., M. Leach and P. Newell, 2015 (eds) The Politics of Green Transformations. London: Routledge.


Leach, M., B. Reyers, X. Bai, E.S. Brondizio, C. Cook, S. Díaz, G. Espindola, M. Scobie, M. Stafford-Smith, S.M. Subramanian, 2018, Equity and sustainability in the Anthropocene: A social-ecological systems perspective on their intertwined futures. Global Sustainability issue 2.

Leach, Melissa, Bernard Bett, M. Said, Salome Bukachi, Rosemary Sang, Neil Anderson, Noreen Machila, Joanna Kuleszo, Kathryn Schaten, Vupenyu Dzingirai, Lindiwe Mangwanya, Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu, Elaine Lawson, Kofi Amponsah-Mensah, Lina M. Moses, Annie Wilkinson, Donald S. Grant, James Koninga, 2017, ‘Local disease–ecosystem–livelihood dynamics: reflections from comparative case studies in Africa’. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 5 June 2017. Volume 372, issue 1725 DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0163

Wilkinson, A., M. Parker, F. Martineau, M. Leach, 2017, ‘Engaging ‘communities’: anthropological insights from the West African Ebola epidemic’, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 2017 372 20160305; DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0305. Published 10 April 2017

Vupenyu Dzingirai, Bernard Bett, Sally Bukachi, Elaine Lawson, Lindiwe Mangwanya, Ian Scoones, Linda Waldman, Annie Wilkinson, Melissa Leach & Tom Winnebah, 2017, ‘Zoonotic diseases: who gets sick, and why? Explorations from Africa’, Critical Public Health Volume 27, 2017 - Issue 1, pp. 97-110.

Older agenda-setting works:

Leach, M., I. Scoones and A. Stirling, 2010, Dynamic Sustainabilities: Technology, Environment, Social Justice. London: Earthscan
445 citations

Fairhead, J. and M. Leach, 1996, Misreading the African Landscape: Society and Ecology in a Forest-Savanna Mosaic. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.
1832 citations

Leach, M. and R. Mearns, 1996, The Lie of the Land: Challenging Received Wisdom on the African Environment. Oxford: James Currey Publishers Ltd. and New York: Heinemann
1128 citations

Fairhead, J., M. Leach and I. Scoones (2012) ‘Green grabbing: A new appropriation of nature?’ Journal of Peasant Studies. 39:2, 285-307
1102 citations

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